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Church of St. Francis of Assisi at Ripa Grande

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Exquisite sculpture

In this small church located in a piazza in Trastevere lies the exquisite Beata Ludovica Albertoni... read more

Reviewed 23 November 2018
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
The best of Bernini and so much more

The Benini, Ludovica Albertoni was so powered it clearly embodies the spirit of Baroque aesthetic... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2018
Navarre, Florida
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Built in 1231 by the Franciscans, this church is dedicated to St. Francis of Assisi and still serves as a place of worship today.
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Piazza di San Francesco d'Assisi 88 | zona Trastevere, 00153 Rome, Italy
+39 06 581 9020
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Reviewed 23 November 2018

In this small church located in a piazza in Trastevere lies the exquisite Beata Ludovica Albertoni sculpture of Bernini. St Francis was said to have stayed here in 1219. We were so glad we ventured into this church while walking the streets here..

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 5 October 2018

The Benini, Ludovica Albertoni was so powered it clearly embodies the spirit of Baroque aesthetic. This church has so much more to offer in its beauty and it's music. The young man playing the organ did a fantastic job, we sat and listened to him...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 5 September 2018

Tucked away in a side street in Trastevere, this church housesone of Bernini’s last and most beautiful sculptures:Ludovica Albertoni’. Also frescoes by Fra Emanuele da Comoand Gian Battista Ricci. Saint Francis stayed at a nearby convent hencethe church was dedicated to him

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 3 May 2018

The sculpture of Ludovica by Bernini is wonderful. But don't forget to look up to see the skeletons hanging out in the side altar across from Ludavica.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

There are no many words to say about this place , because you have say everything when you talk about the BERNINI sculture or when you say that The saint *FRANCISCUS had stay in this church when he come in Rome , just beautiful and...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 27 February 2018

Located in the Trastevere area of Rome, this church houses one of Bernini's finest works of art, the Beata (blessed) Ludovica Albertoni, this statue is simply breathtaking, along with a painting of the Archangel Michael, make it a must visit for any trip to Rome...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

The Bernini sculpture is a must see. This church is in an area of must see churches that are within walking distance.

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

The sculptures are something to behold and admire for a while. I wish I could understand Latin to know more about the history and context of those figures and sculptures.

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 22 February 2018

There is no question for me that this is the most moving sculpture I have seen by any sculptor anywhere. To find the statue by chance in a serendipitous walk through Trastevere was magical. It embodies all that is Bernini, but, religion and faith aside,...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Matt R
Reviewed 1 January 2018

In Italy, if a church is open when we are in the area, I have to walk inside. You never know what masterpiece you might encounter. So, in we walked and there was a Bernini sculpture - exquisite. Definitely worth seeking out if you are...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Trastevere ("beyond the Tiber") is like a faded
postcard, a little worn around the edges but still
charming. With its wide-open piazzas, meandering
streets, weathered Renaissance buildings, and
overgrown personality, it's become an irresistible
mecca for visitors. Trastevere is an enclave of
entertainment - a rotating set of street performers
entertains almost every night, and unforgettable
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Louisa G
24 October 2015|
Response from alisonp864 | Reviewed this property |
I think you've got a bit mixed up here . The church I reviewed is in Trastevere in Rome , not in Assisi . Havent been to Assisi but this church in Rome is worth the visit.
Paul B
15 May 2015|
Response from BradJill |
Hello Andrew Burns. According to the church website it is open every day of the year, from 8-1pm and 2-7.30pm. If you want to call them to confirm, here is a phone number I found online ( +39 06 581 9020 ).